Memorial for Bill Kenwright from The RYTC

The RYTC team was deeply saddened to learn of the passing of our friend and patron Bill Kenwright CBE. 

Bill was a partner, father, grandfather, great friend and patron. He will be missed by many and this is testament to his giving nature and impact on the theatre and creative arts space. The team wanted to honour his legacy and influence with this memorial page.

The RYTC’s Artistic Director started her career in Bill Kenwright’s work family. Bill told her to go and open her own youth theatre, because ‘being creative is so important for our kids!’ His mantra… “go and do it”!! And if “it” is right – then you can’t fail.”

To name only a fraction of the awards and achievements Bill received are the notable honour of a CBE in 2002, a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Theatrical Management Association in 2008, and an honourary BBC Radio 2 special episode of Friday Night in 2017 broadcast from the London Palladium itself. Bill was nominated for a London Theatre Critics’ Award for West Side Story and a Tony Award for Blood Brothers.

This multi-award winning career saw Bill’s West End productions constantly in notable venues such as the RSC, Dominion, Palladium, Apollo and many others. Ensuring his legacy as one of the UK’s most successful theatre producers.

Bill embodied the spirit of empowering young people through creative opportunities. His legacy will be felt and continued through the many groups and communities he supported with the mission of providing opportunities to local young people. Bill made his community and generations of people richer through experiences such as finding like minds, getting creative and fostering confidence in young people.

The RYTC in memory of Bill will continue to “go and do it” as his legacy will continue to empower our team, kids and encourage everyone to be creative.

Our thoughts are with Bill’s family at this difficult time and also with the many people we know he impacted for the better.

OUR PARTNERS

We often collaborate and partner with similar organisations from around the world that operate with the same vision and values.

Warwickshire

Approved educational opportunities for children ‘not in school’. EOTAS Warwickshire.

Soli

All-in-one pastoral support for young people.

Give Get Go

Film production training with and for people under 25 and over 55 years of age, because younger and older members of our society don’t get a fair chance to be productive in the creative (and other) sectors of our society.

Trevor Waugh @ Kew Learning

Trevor Waugh is an internationally renowned and highly regarded British fine artist, whose amazing, exclusive online course is available from Education Selection Box with Kew Learning.

Ecologi

Ecologi is a platform for climate action, helping individuals, families and businesses become ‘Climate Positive’.

In Thereutic Partnership

Victoria (MA, MSI), in therapeutic partnership with Gene (PAT-2253678), Therapy dog and retired Guide Dog. Offering therapeutic support sessions for adults and children alike.

Education Selection Box

Education Selection Box specialises in providing child-centred and SEN learning programmes for all ages, making ambitious futures possible.

Trinity College Arts Award

Arts Award inspires young people to grow their arts and leadership talents: it’s creative, valuable and accessible.

Spotlight

Spotlight connects performers with roles in theatre, television and film productions around the world.

Equity

The performing arts and entertainment trade union in Britain with more than 47,000 member performers and creative practitioners.